Murder

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  • Created on: 18-03-18 19:30
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  • Murder (common law)
    • Actus reus
      • An unlawful killing
        • Malcherek: turning off of life support is not a break in the chain of causation
        • Attorney-General's Reference: a foetus dying is not murder as it is not separate to the mother
    • Mens rea
      • Malice aforethought, express or implied
        • The intention to kill or cause gbh
        • Vickers: held that intention to cause gbh is enough for murder

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